Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey's monster 48-carry, 206-yard effort led the Wildcats to an upset win over Conference power Oregon, and also earned him the honor of being named the Pac-12's offensive Player of the Week. Linebacker Chris Young of Arizona State and defensive back Ishmael Adams of UCLA, also were named defensive and special teams Pac-12 Players of the Week.
Carey, a junior, became the Wildcats’ all-time leading rusher with 3,913 career yards as Arizona defeated No. 5 Oregon 42-16 on Saturday afternoon in Tucson. His four touchdowns established a new program mark for career touchdowns with 49, while his 45 career rushing touchdowns are also a school record.
The 48 carries were the most by an FBS player in a game this season and his string of 14-straight 100-yard rushing games is tied for the longest streak by an FBS player over the past ten seasons. The nation’s second-leading rusher (155.9 ypg), Carey earned the Conference offensive player of the week honor for the second time this year.
Adams, a sophomore from Woodland Hills, California, collected 234 return yards in his first game serving as the return man in the Bruins’ 38-33 loss to Arizona State. His returns led to three UCLA scores, including a 58-yard return on the Sun Devil’s first kickoff of the game to set up a 42-yard scoring pass on the next play, and a 49-yard punt return that set up a 48-yard field goal that put the Bruins ahead late in the first quarter.
Young led an Arizona State defense that limited a potent UCLA offense and squashed a fourth-quarter comeback bid in a 38-33 win over the Bruins. He collected a game-leading 13 tackles, including 12 solo, and three sacks. His two fourth-quarter sacks and game-ending tackle on the Bruins’ final two drives secured the win for the Sun Devils, who earned a spot in the Pac-12 Football Championship Game on December 7.
By Staff of The Daily Sports Herald and news services